Apply for Aid

How to apply for financial aid

Step 1

Go to the Department of Education Website to create a Federal Student Aid ID and password.  For more information, click here. Save your User ID and password in a secure place. You will use it every year you apply for financial aid.

Step 2

Go to the FAFSA Website, and have information (even if estimated) in front of you on your income for the tax year specified on the FAFSA. Fill out the FAFSA. In step 6, put in KVCC’s school code, 009826. See below for more information on filling in the FAFSA.

Step 3

When the Financial Aid Office receives the processed FAFSA, we will check to see if you have been accepted into a degree/certificate program, and if so, we will award you (if all information is complete), or send you a letter/email asking for further information and enclosing or linking to any forms that are needed.

Step 4

You may be selected for a process called “verification,” in which case the Financial Aid Office must verify some of the FAFSA information submitted by you (and your parent, if you are a dependent student). The Verification form is available in the KV Portal, under Finances, Financial Aid and then the Financial Aid Forms section. The e-mail we send you after you have been admitted and submitted your FAFSA will tell you if you have been selected for verification and will either contain the verification form or provide the link to it.  If you have been selected for verification and you have used the IRS data retrieval option and have made no further changes to your FAFSA, you will not need to request a federal income tax transcript. You WILL need to request a federal income tax return transcript for yourself (and your parent, if applicable). You can request a tax transcript by making an online request at the IRS website.

If you did not file taxes, you may be asked to fill out a Means of Support form.

If you and/or your parent selected “will file” on the question concerning whether you have filed your federal tax form, and you have been selected for verification, you must update the income/assets information on your FAFSA after you have filed your taxes.

Step 5

When all documentation is received, we will process the files in the order of completion. We will verify and make corrections if necessary, award you and email you a copy of your Financial Aid Notification.  To accept loans that have been awarded to you, you must fill out and return the Loan Request Form as well as the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Nate (MPN).

Video How-to: Completing the FAFSA via Mobile App:

Default Management Program

KVCC reserves the right, as granted by the U.S. Department of Education, to refuse to certify a student’s Stafford loan or to certify the loan for an amount less than the established federal limits.  In that instance, KVCC must document the reason and provide that written explanation to the student.  KVCC’s decision is final and cannot be appealed to the Department of Education.


The FAFSA is filed annually, and at KVCC, the FAFSA cover Fall, Spring and Summer enrollment periods.  So for example, the 2020/2021 FAFSA covers Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.  You can file the FAFSA on October 1 for the award year beginning the following fall. It is best if you submit your FAFSA before May 1 so that you can qualify for a Maine State Grant if otherwise eligible.  Go to to complete the FAFSA, and please be sure to put KVCC’s school code, 009826, in step 6.

Step-by-step directions to fill out FAFSA

For a tutorial on filling out the FAFSA, go to  the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) video tutorial. (Click the arrow in the green box marked “file” in the middle of the page.) At the point on the FAFSA where you enter the schools to which you want your FAFSA sent, be sure to enter KVCC’s school code, 009826.

Net Price Calculator–Estimate the Cost of Attending KVCC

Use the calculator below to receive an estimate of how much students similar to you paid to attend Kennebec Valley Community College in 2017-18.


We’ve provided a collection of forms to assist you in the financial application and management process. To access these forms, log in to the Student Portal at, and navigate to “My Financial Aid” under the “Finances” tab, or use this direct link (requires log on).

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